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Book Launch - Richard Wagner in Paris by Dr Jeremy Coleman

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Blackwell's Bookshop

99 High Street

Aberdeen

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Blackwell's is delighted to present Dr Jeremy Coleman from the University of Aberdeen to launch his new book.

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This event marks the publication of Richard Wagner in Paris: Translation, Identity, Modernity (Boydell & Brewer) by Dr Jeremy Coleman, currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen.

Door open 5 PM

Event Start time 5.30 PM

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Friedrich Nietzsche more than once claimed that Wagner's only true home was in Paris. This book is the first major study to trace Wagner's relationship with Paris from his first sojourn there (1839-1842) to the Paris Tannhäuser (1861). How did Wagner's experiences in Paris influence his works and social character? How does his sometime desire for recognition by the French cultural establishment square with his German national identity and with the related idea of a universally valid art? Through an examination of previously neglected source materials, the book engages with ideas in the so-called "Wagner debate" as an ongoing philosophical project that tries to come to terms with the composer's Germanness and modern significance.

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